iOS 12 beta 5 confirms HomePod will add support for making phone calls

Rambo writing for 9to5Mac:

On the same screen, it describes some of the personal requests you can make to HomePod: “…add reminders, create notes, make phone calls, and more”.

Since there’s no developer or public beta for HomePod, we can’t actually test the feature until the final release, but this is a very solid indication that this feature is definitely coming for HomePod with iOS 12.

Link Post Workflow

Jeff Perry writing for Tablet Habit:

So with Workflow, you can use the Share Sheet as a means to run a Workflow and take things like a URL from Safari, your clipboard, and selected text into the workflow to use within it. All three of these examples are used with the Workflow I have created after taking a look at what both Evan and Christopher have done.

Thanks to Jeff for putting this workflow out there.

CARROT Weather Update Sees Redesigned Weather Maps With 12 Layers, Storm Tracking, More

Michael Potuck:

Popular iOS app CARROT Weather has released an update that brings users more features, including a refreshed weather maps design with a dozen layers, storm tracking, forecast sharing, and more.

First up is a totally new redesign of the weather maps. Altogether there are 12 layers including: future radar, tropical storms, lightning strikes, visibility, wind speed, snow depth, and more. The developer notes that some of the features require an Ultrapremium subscription.

Another update sees ten new secret location missions, with the difficulty being dialed down just a bit. Users will also be able to redact their location when sharing CARROT’s quirky forecasts with others.